>>2337666 It's the kind of book for those people who can't get themselves to draw without huge hand holding, recognition for every step and external motivators, to the point it becomes off putting because all that comes off as condescending
>>2337631 not really, it's for beginners. plus it's easy read and fun if you don't take it *too* seriously. plus it'll work if you apply what you learned from it but remember to learn MORE by practicing and reading more shit than just one book.
>>2337631 I can upload it.. Its one of the most useless books you could get your hands on. Its attempting to be something special pandering to people with fancy tumblr cringe and ridiculous analogies throughout the book. Once you browse it quickly, you'll realize its just a big stretched nothing. Has some useful information for total beginners, but then again which book with 400 pages wouldn't? Can't really recommend this garbage.
"Drawing is at first problem solving and an exercise in the abstract. The shift- ing Rorschach blot kaleidoscope of the visual world is a very difficult thing to pin down and so, we need to get back to basics and reduce what we see into a simple account so that we are in a better position to measure it more accurately because everything is moving, waves and particles are all in constant flux; as we have seen even our vision bounces around in order to refresh itself. Through drawing we become focused on a part of the visual world which flies in the face of our normal mode which ignores the subtlety of the world in favour of a more practical mind-set linked to meaning and survival. A drawing is born from abstraction. By utilising the symbol of the line, we can construct our artistic vision in a manageable, mechanical yet organic fashion. Under abstraction, everything is adapted to help us. Line is reduced in complexity, two dimensions take the place of the third, and value (tones, the shading in bit) is adapted to equally simple terms of light and shadow. But we’re getting ahead of ourselves by even mentioning the word ‘value’.
Extrovert and Introvert Image What you must realise with drawing is that while you’re doing it there are two things going on. The first is that the lines and shapes that we put there speak in the symbolic language that is representation and carries with it a particular meaning. But aside from this is another thing which is the ab- stract quality, an independent wavelength of communication that derives its power from design and pattern; it strives to communicate a universal order , a pleasing arrangement. What is commonly known as composition. This is the deeper, covert quality and also what makes something Art and not merely replicating what is there in front of you. It is the abstract arrangement of shapes and tones that form a beau- tiful arabesque that any overt message or meaning rests on top of. The abstract nature of drawing could be said to be more important and something that the apparent meaning of the picture should be subordinate to. This is because the arrangement of lines moves the eye around in a rhythm set by the artist. So not only does the abstract help us to build our drawing it is also is the first point of call for considering design because things should be in the picture to serve a purpose compositional aim. Anything that does not serve the purpose of the picture should either be ignored or changed to fit to promote your mes- sage. This is a skill that will come in time, as your sensitivity builds you will become more adept at seeing things that ought to be different and this simply comes as a feeling that something is wrong or amiss.
I did the first exercise where you just draw something as a benchmark but then after that I had to keep skipping ahead because it felt like there was only fluff and no real content. I was expecting so much more.
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